Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thinking about sock looms…

I was strolling through Michaels trying to find some nice sock yarn.  I saw that they have new products.  The Crochet Dude has these awesome hooks with nice cushions.  I felt bad leaving without getting them, but I will the next time.  They also have a Loops & Threads sock loom that looks very similar to the KB sock loom.  It’s really cute and they numbered all the pegs.  That is one thing I really liked and it makes the beginning steps much easier.  I am already starting a new sock.  What I am realizing as I started is that #1 I already know how to knit socks with dpns, straights and circulars.  I love to loom knit ponchos, slippers and other things.  But socks, I don’t know.  It seems to me as I venture upon this loom sock knitting path is that I don’t like it very much.  I have to learn how to cable and do other things on the loom that I already know using needles.  I feel using needles is easier for me, or even a crochet hook.  So I am going to sell these socks looms and stick with the needles, even though I just bought one. I am going to put them on Ebay and I will sell the book too. I am going to keep my double knitting looms, bc I like to use them.

I also placed an order with Annie’s Attic for patterns books and tools that were on sale.  One thing that I don’t like about Michaels is that they never have there books on sale, not even %10 or %20 percent off.  Every time I go, the same books are there.  I usually get the small pamphlets for like 3 or 4 dollars.  I was able to get pattern books at Annie’s for $1  or $3 dollars.  I bought only one book for $14.95 and the was “101 Easy Tunisian Stitches”.  When this book first came out in 2004 , I said to myself, nah, I don’t need it.   Then after a while I wanted it and then it went out of print.  I was so happy when Annie’s decided to reprint it.  It really has wonderful stitches to make projects with. 

Right now I am trying to organize my stuff.  I am thinking of buying some organizers for patterns and notions to make the shelves look neater.  Picking out some books that I can part with and putting them on ebay.  My ebay ID is Strawberrycake9 just in case. Thinking on how to do this, I am also having a nice cup of coffee on this beautiful Michigan afternoon.